Report: DOD Auditor Knowingly Approved Marine Corps' Shady Records

Ashley Feinberg · 05/20/15 02:10PM

It’s no surprise that the Department of Defense likes to play fast and loose with their finances, but according to a new report from Reuters, the people that are supposed to be the DOD’s watchdog might be turning more of a blind eye than we realized. Despite giving the Marine Corps’s accounts an “unqualified approval” in December of 2013, the DOD’s Office of the Inspector General had been fully aware that its books weren’t up to par for months.

Adam Weinstein · 04/15/14 02:01PM

The top Marine who last week told Congress that pay cuts were good for discipline apologized to his troops in a letter for "a mistaken impression that I don't care about your quality of life and that I support lower pay for servicemembers." He then dropped them all and demanded 20 pushups.

Marine Corps Commandant Got So Mad at Newspaper, He Tried to Ban It

J.K. Trotter · 02/23/14 09:45PM

Last year, the Marine Corps Times reported that the Department of Defense was investigating Marine Corps Commandant General Jim Amos and four of his aides for allegedly manipulating the military’s legal system and promotion process. Amos couldn’t stop the independently-owned Times from doing its job, so he tried the next best thing: Completely banning its sale from all Marine Corps bases.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Faggot: Inside Marine Corps Boot Camp

Hamilton Nolan · 05/21/13 12:08PM

What is Marine Corps boot camp really like? According to an email that a current recruit sent to a bunch of his friends, it's a lot of being called a "faggot" by your drill instructors. And, if you happen to be brown-skinned, a lot of being called "terrorist." Not to mention "beast mode" workouts.

Timberlake on His Marine Corps Ball Experience: It 'Changed My Life'

Lauri Apple · 11/14/11 04:42AM

Not only did Justin Timberlake keep his promise to attend Saturday night's Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., but he also wrote a lovely recap of his evening in which he shows humility and respect for his soldier-hosts. It might even make you teary-eyed.

Marines Ban Noisy Farts in Afghanistan

Lauri Apple · 08/23/11 10:07PM

As if being separated from their families while they defend their country and having to memorize Britney Spears lyrics weren't stressful enough, Marines serving downrange in Afghanistan can no longer fart loudly anymore. Noisy farts offend Afghans, reports the Marine Corps Times.

Yes, I Will Go to the Marine Corps Ball With You

Adrian Chen · 07/13/11 05:30PM

Hey U.S. Marines! Apparently you need dates to the Marine Corps Ball this November, since you're asking celebrities like Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake on YouTube. But what about all you Marines who don't have the guts to invite a celebrity in a lighthearted video, but still want to go with a random stranger? You're in luck!